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Starved

A lonely man’s journey to transform his body for love unfolds with humor and heart.
4/5

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In Shawn Nova’s short comedy drama, where he takes on the roles of writer, director, and star, the narrative delves into the poignant battle of a lonely man, Benji, with his weight after a promising match on a dating app. Nova’s portrayal of Benji exudes excitement and vulnerability as he embarks on a crash diet and exercise routine, fueled by the prospect of connecting with an out-of-league, beautiful woman. Assisted by his friend Andy, played by Max Farber, the film unfolds as a touching exploration of body image and the deep-seated shame associated with it.

While the film incorporates comedic elements, Nova skillfully balances humor with the underlying sadness, effectively portraying the profound impact of weight on an individual’s confidence. The cinematography, editing, and pacing contribute to a well-crafted narrative that captures the nuances of Benji’s journey.

‘Starved’ emerges as a standout short film, delivering humor while addressing the emotionally charged theme of body image. Nova’s multifaceted involvement in the project pays off, offering viewers a genuinely good and thought-provoking cinematic experience. Brace yourself for a heart-wrenching twist imbued with a touch of comedic brilliance.

Brief Synopsis

Benji is sent spiralling into a storm of self doubt after matching with a girl who is out of his league.
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Director(s): Shawn Nova
Writer(s): Shawn Nova
Cast: Elina Salehpour, Maryna Kushhkova, Max Farber, Shawn Nova, Tori Mitchell Raynor
Producer(s): Daniel Shulkin, Shawn Nova
Director of Photography: Shawn Nova
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Runtime: 10 min

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Starved

A lonely man’s journey to transform his body for love unfolds with humor and heart.
4/5

Review

In Shawn Nova’s short comedy drama, where he takes on the roles of writer, director, and star, the narrative delves into the poignant battle of a lonely man, Benji, with his weight after a promising match on a dating app. Nova’s portrayal of Benji exudes excitement and vulnerability as he embarks on a crash diet and exercise routine, fueled by the prospect of connecting with an out-of-league, beautiful woman. Assisted by his friend Andy, played by Max Farber, the film unfolds as a touching exploration of body image and the deep-seated shame associated with it.

While the film incorporates comedic elements, Nova skillfully balances humor with the underlying sadness, effectively portraying the profound impact of weight on an individual’s confidence. The cinematography, editing, and pacing contribute to a well-crafted narrative that captures the nuances of Benji’s journey.

‘Starved’ emerges as a standout short film, delivering humor while addressing the emotionally charged theme of body image. Nova’s multifaceted involvement in the project pays off, offering viewers a genuinely good and thought-provoking cinematic experience. Brace yourself for a heart-wrenching twist imbued with a touch of comedic brilliance.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Benji is sent spiralling into a storm of self doubt after matching with a girl who is out of his league.
Starved Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Shawn Nova
Writer(s): Shawn Nova
Cast: Elina Salehpour, Maryna Kushhkova, Max Farber, Shawn Nova, Tori Mitchell Raynor
Producer(s): Daniel Shulkin, Shawn Nova
Director of Photography: Shawn Nova
Animation:

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Country:
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Year:
Runtime: 10 min
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